Paul Gosar substituted Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s head for the murder victim in an anime video. The video went viral, and eventually, the tech industry did its best to erase it from easy access. At first though, Twitter just placed a warning label on it but did not take it down. The warning simply read that the video violated the company’s rules on “hateful conduct.”
Wednesday, Ocasio-Cortez made her stance very clear. She tweeted that she would “bulldog back a bully:”
‘See, the thing about me is that I will 100% bulldog back a bully. Ask any Republican I serve on a committee with – when I was first elected, they tried to harp on me and I absolutely handed it to them. Now they don’t. Plus it’s true-Gosar has nothing but tumbleweeds up there.’
The Recount, which contains “short form video content that keeps you updated and educated on the news” tweeted one of the New York representatives’ comments about Gosar. In it, she denigrated Gosar mental capacity on the simplest math problems:
‘Rep. @AOC (D-NY) on Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) after the congressman posted an anime video depicting himself killing her: “That man couldn’t add two single digits together if he tried.'”
Did Gosar really mean it when he called the video “symbolic?” Or was that just a handy excuse for his eerily publicized murder fantasy? And what will its consequences be? Time will tell.
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